Introducing the Evutec S Series Wood Phone Case
Recently, phone cases have become akin to articles of clothing. From time to time, you snap one on like a fashionable accessory. The designers tell you it looks smart. Meanwhile, it provides a good, but not great, job at protecting your phone. Other cases may protect your phone well, but more or less resemble a block. You swap between different phone cases from day to day or week to week until, of course, one breaks. What you end up with–less money in your wallet after you’ve spent it on a sub par case. There is a third choice. Along comes a different case, one that brings style and strength to the forefront, introducing the S Series wood phone case from Evutec.
The people at Evutec noticed this problem and dedicated themselves to solving it. “Stylish” and “superior protective solutions” are what they do best. When it comes to their S and SI Series wood phone case, this is no different.
Last week I entrusted my Apple iPhone 5s to Evutec’s S Series ebony wood phone case, to see if it held up to their claims.
Here’s what I discovered, and here are a few reasons why you should look at the S Series wood phone case this fall.
A Beautiful and Sustainable Look
The seasons change quickly and with each one comes new looks and styles. Now, at the beginning of fall, people have put aside their past seasonal attire and replaced them with more appropriate traditional colors. Evutec’s S Series wood phone cases do well to compliment this changeover to fall. The Wood S Series comes in 5 choices–pretty much anything to fit the shifting landscape as well as your style:
- Black Apricot
- Black Pearl
- White Ash
The natural look of these cases effortlessly goes with any kind of style. And they won’t expire when the season changes again.
Yes, Kevlar®, as in the fibrous substance that is used to make anything from bulletproof vests to racing car shells. While I wouldn’t suggest testing out the Kevlar® by shooting a gun at your phone, I can say that the wood phone case will keep your phone protected in a some situations.
In case you’re worried about the claim that this is actually wood, don’t be. Evutec uses only 100% FSC certified sustainable wood veneers and layers them between woven DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers to give each Wood Series case its extra sturdiness. When finished, the product in your hand has the look and feel of wood as well as the strength of Kevlar® to keep it from falling apart anytime soon.
Evutec also went the next step and polished their cases with a 5-layer Evutouch® coating that shields it from scratches or marks around the body from wear and tear.
It’s important to make clear that even with Kevlar® being “5 times tougher than steel,” your phone is not. Your entire screen is left open. If you know you’re a clumsy person, this may not be the right case for you.
The Slim, Comfortable Fit
With the sturdy complexity of the build, it’s surprising that the case still comes in at only .9 mm. The click into the case will hold it close and tight, while still easy to remove if you find a need to. It’s clear that one of the main focuses of the case was the slim look, which it fulfills remarkably.
With wooden phone cases, it’s hard to find that smooth, comfortable feeling without the delicate, rough texture that comes with them. Other manufacturers’ cases often are made of cheap products or pieced together with artificial look-a-likes. Evutec’s cases are an ideal blend of high-quality wood and Kevlar® material. The result is a polished, sleek feel that sits comfortably in your hand. [Tweet “Evutec’s cases are an ideal blend of high-quality wood and Kevlar® material. The result is a polished, sleek feel that sits comfortably in your hand.”]
Against my hands, the wood is more welcoming than those metal cases that I’ve owned. And since it isn’t made with any metal products, you won’t encounter any of the signal blocking that you often notice with a metal case.
In the end, the look, feel, and durability of the Wood S Series is what sets it apart. It’s the type of case that looks great on your phone and gives you confidence that it will hold together.
What you won’t find from the Wood S Series is a case that protects your phone from much other than scratches and minor drops. It doesn’t offer any sort of screen protection aside from a bevel around the corners, so drops from heights over four feet may do your phone in.
The price is surprisingly good based on the reliability of the product. The Wood S Series pricing begins at $29.95 for smaller cases like the Apple iPhone 5/5s and runs up to $49.95 for the larger iPhone 6+/6s+ and the Samsung Galaxy S6.
The Evutec Wood S Series can be found in a variety of stores like BestBuy, Brookstone, Target and T-Mobile and online on Apple, Amazon, BestBuy, and Target.com. [Tweet “The look, feel, and durability of the @Evutec Wood S Series is what sets it apart.”]
If you are looking for that extra level of protection, then look no further than the Evutec all Kevlar-body Karbon Series. This case series has military-grade protection and drop-test approved (MIL-STG-810G Certified.) Not only does the Karbon Series cover the same models of phones that the Wood Series does, it covers additional models as well as Apple iPad tablets.
Overall, I believe this wood phone case is a worthwhile purchase provided you know what you’re looking for. You’ll not only see some protection, as evidenced, in this Evutec YouTube video, but you’ll also see a chic style that won’t be giving up on you anytime soon.
What do you think about the lack of screen protection? Do you think it’s something to worry about? If you have an Evutec case, have you noticed any problems with this? Let me know what you think in the comments!
FTC Disclosure: Evutec provided Beantown with Two (2) S Series wood phone case samples for review purposes. Our opinions are purely our own.
Awards: Evutec won Best of Show at CTIA 2014: Best Product Design and Best Minimalist Case.
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